Breeding Chocolate & Black Labradors
Pawling Labrador puppies are available for order.
'Pawling Labradors' is registered with Dogs Qld as breeders of pure bred chocolate and black labrador puppies. We select breeding lines based on skeletal soundness and true Labrador type, striving for excellence in temperament and trainability in all of our Pawling labrador pups.
Our chocolate and black Pawling labradors live in a rural environment with controlled access to paddocks and dams. We are 2 hours west of Brisbane. All of our Pawling labradors are well socialised and familiar with adults, children and cattle.
5 Litters of Pawling chocolate and black labrador pups available for order
We are forecasting 5 litters from November 16 to March 17 from our outstanding bitches. You can see photos of all our past and present dogs in the 'gallery'.
Clementine's Chocolate labrador puppies are due to be born Nov 16
Charlotte's Chocolate labrador puppies are due to be born Dec 16
Ebony is our Black Bitch. And her litter of Black & Chocolate labrador puppies are due Jan 17.
Trudy's Chocolate labrador pups are due to be born Mar 17
Kitty's Chocolate labrador puppies are due to be born Mar 17
These forecasted birth dates are estimates based on the previous heat for each bitch. The timing of the heat can delay by as much as 6wks. Weather, health and general dynamics will influence the timing of the next heat.
The first indication of heat is the observable blood spotting. Receipt of your Pawling labrador pup is 18wks away. The break up of the weeks commencing with blood spotting is
1wk - 2wks to 'joining' + 9wks pregnancy + 8wks with Pawling after birth = 18 wks
As you can see, everything is dependent upon the date that the bitch goes to heat.
Buying a chocolate labrador puppy from Pawling
We have 7 Bitches and 1 Sire.
BARAK is our outstanding SIRE.
You are welcome to visit any litter of pups and see our kennel.
$1800 on the LIMITED REGISTER
POA on the Main Register
A $200 deposit will confirm your interest and allocate your name to a Pawling black or chocolate pup.
The deposit is refundable if the bitch does not deliver the requested gender and / or colour. We only accept the first 6 deposits, 3 male and 3 female per litter. All pups come micro-chipped, vet checked and vaccinated at 6 weeks.
Our labrador pups can be delivered interstate. Air freight via Dogtainers / Jetpets. For example, transport Brisbane to Sydney, costs a buyer approx $200.
We will deliver the labrador pup to the Brisbane airport free of charge. The client follows through with the transport company regarding collection detail and the transfer of payment.
Please note that our chocolate and black labrador pups cannot be released until 8 weeks of age.
Sept 16 Article - 'MARKER /CLICKER TRAINING'
I'm a big fan of 'marker training'. I use the 'mark' to indicate my approval to my trainee labrador. My wife uses a 'clicker', to mark the obedience. I simply say 'yes' as the mark & give a treat immediately the dog performs the request. The 'mark' is the indicator to the labrador that it has gained my approval and 'the treat is coming'. Don't delay between the mark and the treat. Your dog must associate these two things together. Here's an example of how you can use a 'mark and treat' while giving a verbal command, "drop":
Ask your dog to "Drop".
When the dog hits the ground, 'mark', then quickly praise and treat. Do this repetitively so that the dog forms the association between mark & treat.
Your goal is to maintain the anticipation of the treat. This will keep your dog focused. During you training session, treat more often than not.
Once your dog understands a behaviour and can perform it consistently, in many different locations, with many distractions, your marker signal and treat / reward can reduce in frequency. You won't need to mark/click and treat every time your dog obeys the command. However, it's important to keep your dog in touch with the 'mark'.
You can incorporate other rewards like throwing and fetching a ball or playing tug. These "real life" rewards can be used in place of treats as your dog advanced in your training program.
Be ready to use high value treats as you add distractions and greater difficulty. When your dog can consistently focus on the task at hand, you can give lower value treats.
Having determined to use fewer and lower value treats, don't eliminate them altogether. The use of food treats are essential as rewards, particularly as you advance the level of training. If your dog has 'low food drive', you will have to use 'high value treats' like cheese or chicken. Labradors do not normally have low food drive.
SOCIALISATION - THE FIRST FEAR IMPRINT (August Article)
The First Fear imprint in your labrador pups life occurs during the Socialisation period from weeks 6 - 24. During this time there is a fear imprint period from weeks 8 - 11. And during this time, any traumatic, painful or frightening experiences can have lasting impact on your pup and its ability to confidently relate to people and other dogs. More so than if they occurred at any other time. Unhelpful timidity is often the result of a lack of socialisation. And these dogs regularly become 'fear biters'. To become acceptable companions, labradors pups must be socialised. Socialisation is not in itself training. It is the essential exposure to the outside world. I think of socialisation as exposure to People, Vehicles / Traffic & other Dogs. They need to interact with you, your family, and other people in as many different settings as possible. If they are not exposed to other (immunised) dogs during the Socialization Period, the pup can develop 'dog to dog aggression'. Labradors that are denied socialization during this critical period regularly become unpredictable because they are fearful and this leads to aggressive behaviour. It is during this time, that your dog needs to have positive experiences with people and other dogs. These experiences build confidence and help deal with undesirable timidity. Therefore, you need to socialize and teach your puppy how to interact with people and other dogs in a positive, non-punitive manner. You should gradually introduce your puppy to new experiences, environments, and varieties of people. If you have not socialised you labrador, in most cases, it is not to late to start. The easy answer is to take your pup with you 'everywhere'.